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Merkel sees coronavirus lockdown until early April

Berlin - German leader stresses on the need for eight to 10 more weeks of tough measures.

By Reuters

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 3:25 PM

Last updated: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 3:27 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers in her conservative party that she expects a lockdown in Germany to curb the spread of the coronavirus to last until the start of April, top-selling Bild daily cited participants as the meeting as saying.

“If we don’t manage to stop this British virus, then we will have 10 times the number of cases by Easter. We need eight to 10 more weeks of tough measures,” Bild quoted Merkel as saying.


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